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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
754 PM CST TUE NOV 6 2018


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 5-6, 2018 TORNADO EVENT-UPDATE #2...

.UPDATE...TO ADD INFORMATION ABOUT TORNADOES IN SOUTHERN WAYNE AND
LAWRENCE COUNTIES. 

.OVERVIEW...MULTIPLE TORNADOES STRUCK MIDDLE TENNESSEE AFTER DARK
ON NOVEMBER 5TH-6TH. ADDITIONAL SURVEYS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE
COMING DAYS TO DETERMINE EXACTLY HOW MANY TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN 
WITH THIS EVENT. AT THIS TIME, THE EF-2 CHRISTIANA TORNADO IS THE 
STRONGEST TORNADO (135MPH) TO STRIKE MIDDLE TENNESSEE SINCE 
DECEMBER 23, 2015, WHICH WAS ALSO A TORNADO EVENT THAT OCCURRED AT
NIGHT DURING SECONDARY SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. 

..EF-0 TORNADO EAST OF CYPRESS INN...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.67 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/05/2018
START TIME:             11:20 PM CST
START LOCATION:         9 NNW UNDERWOOD-PETERSVILLE / WAYNE
COUNTY / AL
START LAT/LON:          35.0058 / -87.7576

END DATE:               11/05/2018
END TIME:               11:24 PM CST
END LOCATION:           7 W IRON CITY / WAYNE COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.0206 / -87.7143

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF A TORNADO THAT STARTED IN LAUDERDALE
COUNTY, ALABAMA. THE TORNADO CROSSED INTO TENNESSEE SNAPPING
SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES AND CAUSING MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME ON
MAY BRANCH LOOP. AS THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST, IT UPROOTED MANY
TREES AND ENDED UP DESTROYING AN OUTBUILDING AND CAUSING MINOR
ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME ON MIDDLE CYPRESS CREEK ROAD. FINALLY, IT
CROSSED GEORGE OLIVE ROAD, DID SOME MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE TO A HOME
AND ROLLED SEVERAL LARGE BALES OF HAY THROUGH A FIELD BEFORE
LIFTING.

.EF-1 TORNADO IN LORETTO...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.12 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/05/2018
START TIME:             11:38 PM CST
START LOCATION:         1 N ST. JOSEPH / LAWRENCE COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          35.0519 / -87.5054

END DATE:               11/05/2018
END TIME:               11:46 PM CST 
END LOCATION:           LORETTO / LAWRENCE COUNTY / 
TN END LAT/LON:         35.0746 / -87.4401

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON BLUFF ROAD CAUSING MINOR ROOF DAMAGE
TO A HOME AND BREAKING SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS OUTSIDE THE HOME. IT
TRAVELED TO THE NORTHEAST WHERE IT ENCOUNTERED AN OVERSIZED MOBILE
HOME. INDICATIONS WERE THAT THE STRAPPING ON THE MOBILE HOME WAS
RUSTY AND NOT TIED DOWN WELL, ALLOWING IT TO ROLL OVER. WINDS HERE
DID SEEM STRONGEST, HOWEVER, TOPPING OUT AT 90 MPH. THE RESIDENT
OF THE MOBILE HOME WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE TO SAFETY AS HE RECEIVED THE
WARNING A COUPLE MINUTES PRIOR TO THE TORNADO STRIKING HIS HOME.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND WHEN IT CROSSED SOUTH BALL
PARK ROAD, IT DEMOLISHED 2 HAY BARNS AND CAUSED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE
TO 2 HOMES. AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED THE CITY OF LORETTO, IT
CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE CITY'S SPORTS COMPLEX BEHIND SOUTH
LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY. THREE CINDER BLOCK DUGOUTS WERE DESTROYED, 
TWO LARGE SECTIONS OF BLEACHERS WERE TOSSED 25 TO 30 YARDS AND 
THERE WAS MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO THE CONCESSION STAND AND AN 
OUTBUILDING WHERE MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT WAS STORED. SPECIAL THANKS
TO THE SOUTH LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY STAFF FOR PROVDING VIDEO 
EVIDENCE OF THE TORNADO AS IT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA. AS THE 
TORNADO APPROACHED HWY 43, SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY UPROOTED 
TREES AND THERE WAS SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A LARGE OUTBUILDING 
AT A WOOD YARD ON 2ND AVENUE. THE TORNADO FINISHED UP BY TAKING 
DOWN POWER LINES ON THE WEST SIDE OF HWY 43 NEAR VINE ST. NO 
DAMAGE WAS DOCUMENTED EAST OF HWY 43.

.EF-0 TORNADO IN FIVE POINTS...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.86 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/05/2018
START TIME:             11:52 PM CST
START LOCATION:         5 NE LEXINGTON / LAWRENCE COUNTY / AL
START LAT/LON:          35.0113 / -87.2954

END DATE:               11/05/2018
END TIME:               11:56 PM CST
END LOCATION:           5 WSW MINOR HILL / LAWRENCE COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.0263 / -87.2684

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF HWY 98, DAMAGING SEVERAL
CHICKEN BARNS. IT TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND AS IT CROSSED HOOD HOLLOW
ROAD, CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO ONE HOME AND DESTROYED MULTIPLE
OUTBUILDINGS. THE TORNADO TRACKED FURTHER TO THE NORTHEAST, SNAPPED
SEVERAL LARGE PINE TREE LIMBS AND LIFTED AS IT CROSSED BASSHAM
ROAD.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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